Mayor Rocky Anderson's Taliban Roundup
Deseret News: "The Taliban, as we recall, was not a cabal of disgruntled newspaper editors but was made up of political leaders who could not abide dissent." Standard Examiner: "Unlike the alcohol-purchasing policy he assumed, wrongly, to be the hallmark of a hayseed city, we're certain the mayors of Portland, Denver, San Jose and Las Vegas who embrace those policies don't court international attention by mocking their own cities." The State of The Beehive: "Why would anybody call somebody who was not the Taliban, 'the Taliban'? I mean, really." City Weekly's Frost Bytes: "Add Mayor Sparky to the list of Americans whose genius is more appreciated in Britain than stateside." Utahania: "Would the Taliban portion be the obnoxious street preachers or someone else?" Utahania: "I suppose Portland, Denver and Las Vegas are live under the Taliban too because you can't buy alcohol for visitors using city funds there either." MangledCat: "I'd not be going too far out on a limb to guess that Rocky's comments to the Gaurdian were anything but a light-hearted joke."